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Re: 1999 UFO Alien Abduction Conference Announced

From: Rebecca Keith <xiannekei@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 10:13:53 -0800 (PST)
Fwd Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 07:33:42 -0500
Subject: Re: 1999 UFO Alien Abduction Conference Announced

>From: Kevin Randle <KRandle993@aol.com>
>Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 09:36:22 EST
>To: updates@globalserve.net
>Subject: Re: 1999 UFO Alien Abduction Conference Announced

>>I would be most interested in hearing more about the new
>>research and alternative explanations. When is the book coming

>Late April. It's called 'The Abduction Enigma'.

I'll certainly look for it.

>>What is the specialty of Dr. William Cone? Is he an MD or PhD?

>Dr. Cone is a psychologist with more than twenty years of
>experience as a clinician. He serves of the staff of several
>hospitals and has conducted a great deal of research into the
>abduction phenomena.

I'm not in the medical profession, so my thoughts are just that
-- thoughts. However, I would like to know if Dr. Cone might
have conferred with any neurologists because it seems to me, in
my uneducated way of thinking, that there could be some
neurological answers -- perhaps conditions, syndromes, diseases,
etc., that we aren't even yet aware -- to some abductions

>>Perhaps you could share some highlights of the new research
>>with this list.

>This is the most difficult of the questions because much of the
>new research is somewhat complicated and without a proper
>foundation is going to sound extreme or will be rejected out of
>hand. (Note to myself: Now I sound like Gary, though the
>difference is, the book has been accepted by a publisher and if
>they maintain the schedule, it will be available to all soon.)

I understand about the complicated nature of these things, but
I'm just really curious about an idea I've been toying around
with for a while and that is Munchausen's and Munchausen's by
Proxy (I'm sure I've misspelled that). Are there any comparisons
made to these syndromes by Dr. Cone?

>It does contain a lengthy discussion of hypnosis as an
>investigative tool, suggesting many of the pitfalls of
>hypnotically recovered testimony. The suggestibility of the
>subject, for example, is something that we, as researchers, do
>not seem to fully understand. What we see as a simple question
>to gather more, and sometimes obscured, information, could be a
>"demand" for information that the subject simply doesn't have.
>To continue to probe for that information can induce a point
>where the subject "invents" that information to satisfy the

Kevin, this is something I can speak of first-hand. I was
regressed and I do have some false memories as a result. These
memories aren't significant and I know the hypnotist did not
implant them -- I created them. I didn't mean to, of course, the
object was to try to get answers. Now, I'm stuck with these
self-created anachronisms in these other memories that simply
won't go away.

It didn't take me long to realize just how difficult things
could have been for me, if I had created some other kind of
false memory.

>This is why some states now prohibit witnesses who have been
>hypnotized (questioned under hypnosis about the crime) from
>testifying. It is simply too easy to implant information even by
>the most careful of questioners.

And sometimes the information isn't even implanted, the mind
just creates it, as happened in my case.

>There is also a section that expands on my MUFON presentation of
>a couple of year ago. In that, I suggested that pop culture has
>included all the elements of alien abduction. If we look to
>science fiction, we can find everything we find in alien
>abduction repeatedly. Some of the more recent of the abduction
>scenarios, such as the suggestion of genetic engineering and
>manipulation are rare but they do exist.  The 1960s movie,
>'Village Of The Damned', based on an earlier book, 'The Midwich
>Cuckoos'* suggested the abduction of women for the purpose of
>creating a genetic hybrid, for example, is out there. We simply
>cannot dismiss these parallels, but must be able to account for

I'll let Jerry argue with you about your pop culture theory,
because, I thought that presentation was excellent.

Did you complete you PhD, btw? If so, congratulations.

>I'll try to add more about this later, but the entire context
of >the book is needed to understand some of the points of view.

Appreciated and thanks!


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